There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Brighton by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 59 min

$42 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. National Express

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Train via Pokesdown Station  •  3 h 42 min

$44 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. 95.5 miles

$20 - $30

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Brighton, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Brighton via Southampton Central in around 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Brighton once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Pokesdown to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bournemouth and Brighton is 123 km. The road distance is 153 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 3 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton is to drive which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £15 - £23.

No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Brighton via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Brighton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Bournemouth to Brighton, including transfers.